I have a nasty scar going down from my palm to 3-4 inches down my inner forearm. When I pass this exam I am getting a Japanese style dragon koi tatted up across my left forearm. Japanese legend has it that every year thousands of Koi, a courageous, strong, and dedicated fish, make a perilous and difficult journey up the Rainbow (or Dragon) river.
Out of perhaps a million Koi, only once in many years, one Koi is dedicated and strong enough to swim all the way to the head of the river, known as "The Dragon Gate" (or "The Rainbow Gate") and leap from the water.
He is transformed into a dragon. This tattoo tells the story of this little Koi's journey. Up the inside of the collector's calf swims the determined little fish. Against all odds he reaches the head of the River and leaps from the water. Above the metaphorical Dragon's Gate of the collector's knee, the koi-fish begins his transformation mid leap, becoming a Koi-dragon, before continuing down the outside of the collector's calf as a full fledged dragon.
I have had Koi fish before and they truly posses a warrior's spirit for me this tat will represent my overcoming the difficulties of this exam and the challenges I had faced in passing it.
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BEC: 86 - Lost Credit / Jan - FeB
FAR Jan - Feb